Gurriel (neck) is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Dodgers, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
The 37-year-old was scratched from Tuesday's starting nine with neck stiffness and apparently requires another day off. Gurriel should be considered day-to-day as the Astros finish their two-game set in Los Angeles and return home to face the Twins starting Thursday. Aledmys Diaz once again fills in at first base, batting fifth in Wednesday's order.
Gurriel was scratched from Tuesday's lineup against the Dodgers with neck stiffness, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
Gurriel was penciled in to start at first base, per usual, but the neck issue appeared to flare up during his pregame work. He should be considered day-to-day while Aledmys Diaz covers first base in his place and Robel Garcia starts at third.
Gurriel went 3-for-4 with a two-run home run in Sunday's 5-3 loss to San Francisco.
The 37-year-old provided an early spark with his first-inning long ball, and he continued his productive hitting throughout the game. Gurriel has posted five straight multi-hit games, going 12-for-23 (.522) with a pair of homers, seven RBI and five runs scored in that hot stretch. He's batting .324/.388/.490 with 12 homers, 66 RBI, 54 runs scored and a stolen base through 417 plate appearances overall.
Gurriel will start at first base and bat third Sunday against the Giants, Justice delos Santos of MLB.com reports.
After batting cleanup in Saturday's 8-6 loss to the Giants, Gurriel will be back to his usual No. 3 spot in the order for the series finale. The veteran first baseman has been among the hotter hitters in the Houston lineup of late; he enters Sunday's game with four consecutive multi-hit games, during which he's driven in five runs and scored four times. His average is up to a career-high .319 for the season.
Gurriel is out of the lineup Sunday versus the Rangers, Danielle Lerner of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Gurriel will take a seat Sunday after starting the past 16 games and posting a .625 OPS during that stretch. Abraham Toro will cover first base in his place while Robel Garcia starts at the hot corner.
Gurriel went 3-for-5 with a run scored in Tuesday's 9-3 win over Cleveland.
All three of Gurriel's hits went for singles, and he ended up scoring early in the fifth as part of a six-run inning for the Astros. The 37-year-old has four multi-hit performances this month, but his pop seems to have vanished -- he hasn't hit a home run since June 11. Age continues to be just a number for Gurriel. He's slashing .316/.380/.472 with 10 homers, 57 RBI, 46 runs scored, a steal and a 37:38 BB:K over 376 plate appearances.
Gurriel went 3-for-4 with a walk, a double and two RBI in Friday's 7-1 win over the White Sox.
Gurriel gave Houston a lead it would never relinquish with a two-run double that plated Jose Altuve and Michael Brantley. He's been consistent over the past month, never going more than one game without a hit over the last 24 contests.
Gurriel isn't starting Friday's game against Cleveland.
Gurriel will get a rare day off after he went 1-for-9 with a run, an RBI, two walks and a strikeout across his last three games. Taylor Jones will start at first base and bat seventh.
Gurriel went 2-for-3 with a run scored in a 3-1 loss to Detroit in the matinee of Saturday's doubleheader.
Gurriel had two of Houston's six hits and scored the team's lone run in a loss that snapped an 11-game winning streak. He suited up for the nightcap as well, singling in three at-bats. With hits in both ends of the twin bill, Gurriel extended his hit streak to 10 games, during which he's gone 16-for-35 (.457) with a .961 OPS.
Gurriel is out of the lineup Sunday against the White Sox, Danielle Lerner of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Gurriel started the past 17 games after missing three contests with an inflamed finger in late May, but he'll receive the day off Sunday after hitting .339/.400/.525 with three homers, 10 RBI and 12 runs during that stretch. Taylor Jones will start at first base in his absence.
Gurriel went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in a 6-4 win against the Twins on Friday.
Gurriel smashed a 393-foot solo shot in the sixth inning to tie the game 3-3. The long ball was his second in as many games and 10th overall this season. Gurriel ranks fourth in MLB with a .333 average on the campaign and is tied for seventh with 46 RBI.
Gurriel went 1-for-3 with a solo home run, a walk, two RBI and two runs scored in Thursday's 12-8 loss to Boston.
Gurriel opened the scoring with a short homer to right field off Boston starter Eduardo Rodriguez. In the fifth, Gurriel drew a bases loaded walk to force in a run, which tied the game at 4-4. The first baseman is now 15-for-26 (.577) during his seven-game hitting streak. He's slashing .335/.407/.545 with nine homers, 45 RBI, 30 runs scored and a stolen bases through 243 plate appearances overall.
Gurriel went 3-for-4 with a walk and an RBI in Tuesday's 7-1 win over the Red Sox.
There's no batter seeing the ball better than Gurriel right now. The first baseman extended his hitting streak to five games, going 12-for-18 (.667) with a 1.616 OPS during that stretch. After a tepid 2020 (.658 OPS), the 37-year-old Gurriel is experiencing a resurgence in 2021.
Gurriel went 3-for-3 with two walks, an RBI, a stolen base and a run scored in Sunday's 6-3 win over Toronto.
All three of Gurriel's hits were singles, and the third one knocked in Alex Bregman in the eighth inning. The impressive effort at the plate continued a budding hot streak -- Gurriel has gone 9-for-14 with three walks in the last four games. The infielder is slashing .325/.397/.528 with eight home runs, 41 RBI and 27 runs scored through 229 plate appearances overall.
Gurriel went 3-for-4 with a solo home run during Thursday's loss to the Red Sox.
With the Astros trailing 5-0 in the bottom of the ninth, Gurriel took Brandon Workman deep to get Houston on the board. After becoming the only Astro to not strike out against the Red Sox on Wednesday, the 36-year-old was the only Astro to score a run versus Boston on Thursday. Overall this season, Gurriel has put together a strong slash line of .310/.380/.519 with eight home runs and leads the Astros in hits (58), RBI (40) and batting average (.310).
Gurriel went 0-for-2 with a sacrifice fly in Wednesday's 2-1 win over the Red Sox.
It was a quiet offensive day for both teams Wednesday, but Gurriel knocked in Jose Altuve on a sacrifice fly in the first inning. Also, Gurriel was the only Astro to not strike out in the game. The 37-year-old is slashing .301/.373/.497 in 212 plate appearances and leads the Astros with 39 RBI.
Gurriel went 0-for-3 with a walk in Tuesday's 5-1 win over Boston.
Gurriel returned to the lineup Tuesday after missing three games due to inflammation in his left middle finger.
Manager Dusty Baker said Tuesday that Gurriel (finger) will return to the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Red Sox, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
The Houston lineup will get a major boost Tuesday with Yordan Alvarez (wrist) also slated to return from a multi-game absence. Gurriel, who is slashing .309/.380/.511 with seven homers and 38 RBI on the campaign, will look to break out of a 4-for-27 skid in his return.
Gurriel (finger) won't start Monday's game against the Red Sox, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
Gurriel was scratched from Saturday's lineup due to left middle finger inflammation, and he'll miss a third consecutive game Monday. Manager Dusty Baker said that Gurriel is "getting close" to returning, and he's expected to return later in the series against Boston.
Gurriel (finger) is not in the lineup Sunday against the Padres, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
The 36-year-old was scratched from Saturday's lineup with left middle finger inflammation, and he remains absent from Sunday's starting nine. It's unclear if Gurriel will be available off the bench for the series finale.
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